Snowstorm search and rescue: 7 bodies brought to Ktm from Mustang; 61 more rescued

Seven bodies were brought to Kathmandu from Mustang on Friday, of which six were Nepali citizens and one Israeli national.

Nepal Army’s sky-truck transported the bodies to the capital. The bodies were kept in Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital mortuary.

Meanwhile, in Manang, 43 more trekkers were rescued in Thorung-La pass area on Friday, October 17, 2014 — Executive Member of TAAN Vidhya Hirachan told nepalnews.

Similarly, 18 people were rescued in Mustang. All rescued are in stable condition.

While some of the rescued were brought to Pokhara by helicopter, some headed to the city on their own.

According to Hirachan, so far, 175 trekkers were rescued in Manang district and 107 in Mustang.

Information on the nationalities of those rescued has not been received yet, Hirachan said.

According to local authorities, eleven bodies were recovered in Mustang and five in Myagdi — of the people killed in the snow-storm related incidents in these districts.

Search for the eleven people missing in Manang is still ongoing.

Chief District Officer of Myagdi, Tek Bahadur KC says, so far, five bodies have been recovered in the district so far while twelve have been rescued.

KC says, no problems exist in the district anymore.

Meanwhile, hospital sources say, the bodies of those killed in the incident will be handed over to their families after post-mortem.

The bodies of the foreigners cannot be handed over to the concerned authorities as long as the embassies or representatives do not provide the hospital with relevant official documents, sources said.

Source: Nepalnews